Is there something getting into the water at conservative fundraisers?
In the past week we have been treated to leading Liberal-National donor and supporter Clive Palmer accusing the CIA of bankrolling the Rockefeller Foundation to donate to Greenpeace’s legal challenges against his coal mining operations.
Just days later, apparently sensing that “crazy” is the new black, former Federal Liberal MP Ross Cameron waded back into the public debate, to label the minimum wage as a “virus” designed and cultivated to keep people out of work.
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. The Case for Raising the Minimum Wage (U.S. News and World Report) David Cooper makes the case that raising the minimum wage... Read Post
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc), a tea party favorite, insulted minimum wage workers at a recent constituent event, saying that "when you’re a good worker you don’t stay at minimum wage for long." Johnson has a strong record supporting th... Read Post
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